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Buddy Valastro reveals he’s ‘95% cured’ after hurting his hand in a freak accident

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It’s been almost exactly a year since Buddy Valastro was seriously injured in his hand in a freak accident.

But today, the Cake Boss star has made an almost full recovery.

Speaking on the Rachael Ray Show, the TLC star, 44, was happy to report that he was “about 95% cured.”

Getting better! Buddy Valastro revealed he’s ‘about 95% cured’ a year after a freak accident injured his hand

“If that’s as good as Rachael gets, I’ll take it,” Buddy added.

“It’s definitely been a great ride,” he continued. “The fact that I can still do what I love, like that last season of Buddy vs. Duff, it was great because I could still do it.’

Buddy injured his right hand at his bowling alley on September 20, 2020, after a pinsetter malfunctioned and jammed his hand in the unit when he tried to remove the bowling pin from the cage mechanism.

A one-and-a-half-inch metal bar jabbed his hand three times between his ring and middle fingers.

'I'll take it': Buddy was more than happy with all the progress he's made in his recovery

‘I’ll take it’: Buddy was more than happy with all the progress he’s made in his recovery

Horrible: Buddy injured his right hand at his bowling alley in September 2020 after a pinsetter malfunctioned and jammed his hand inside the unit while trying to remove the bowling pin from the cage mechanism

Horrible: Buddy injured his right hand at his bowling alley in September 2020 after a pinsetter malfunctioned and jammed his hand inside the unit while trying to remove the bowling pin from the cage mechanism

Ouch: His sons Buddy Jr., then 16, and Marco, then 13, had to use a saw to free their father from the machine and he was hospitalized for treatment

Ouch: His sons Buddy Jr., then 16, and Marco, then 13, had to use a saw to free their father from the machine and he was hospitalized for treatment

His sons Buddy Jr., then 16, and Marco, then 13, had to use a saw to free their father from the machine and he was hospitalized for treatment.

The TLC star has since had numerous surgeries, and in July revealed he hadn’t fully used his middle finger since the accident.

“I can’t move it left,” the Cake Boss star explained while co-hosting ET. “I have a big hole there, but I have the strength. I can’t lift my middle finger all the way.’

Long road to recovery: Valastro said in July he still can't fully use the middle finger of his right hand after sustaining a devastating injury at home

Long road to recovery: Valastro said in July he still can’t fully use the middle finger of his right hand after sustaining a devastating injury at home

The New Jersey resident said he will undergo a sixth surgery in September to try to regain full use of the finger.

Buddy acknowledged it was “a long, long journey” to recovery after suffering the potentially ending injury.

He explained that due to his injury, he wasn’t sure if he could make another season of his cake decorating show.

Hospital: Valastro's hand was pierced three times with a metal bar after it got stuck in a pinsetter at his bowling alley in September 2020 (photo November 2020)

Hospital: Valastro’s hand was pierced three times with a metal bar after it got stuck in a pinsetter at his bowling alley in September 2020 (photo November 2020)

Career-threatening injury: The Cake Boss star revealed he will have sixth surgery in September

Career-threatening injury: The Cake Boss star revealed he will have sixth surgery in September

“I knew I could do a lot more with my hand, but doing fine detail or doing crazy piping or making other shapes and forms, you really don’t know until you’re in it,” he said.

“But I could tell you and you could see it on the show, we made some of the best pies we’ve ever done. So thank goodness we did and thank goodness for my surgeons.

He also shared that the support he received from his family was amazing and helped him keep going when he wondered if he would ever be able to work again.”

“I knew I could do a lot more with my hand, but when I’m doing fine detailing or doing crazy piping or doing other shapes and forms, you really don’t know until you’re in it,” he told Wednesday.

“They definitely got on the board,” Valastro said of his wife Lisa and their four children.

‘In times of crisis you don’t know how people will react. “How are we going to do this?” ‘What do we do?’ We all came together and I’m so proud of my boys and grateful for my whole family,” he said.

Last November, Buddy had remained optimistic as he struggled to regain use of his right hand.

He told ET at the time, “I still have my hand right. I could have lost fingers and gone through my wrist and it could have been a lot worse. So I take it day by day and pie by pie.’

Buddy also said the support he received from his family was amazing.

Buddy also said the support he received from his family was amazing. “They definitely got on the board,” Valastro said of his wife Lisa and their four children

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